With the election of Donald Trump as next U.S. president, America is going to see the richest President all time. Earlier the richest one was founding President George Washington with worth of 580 million U.S. dollars. Below is the list of richest presidents along with their wealth, in 2016 dollars. The figures represent peak wealth.
1. John. F. Kennedy ( more than 1 billion $)
He along with his family owned more than 1 billion us dollars. His family fortune was created by his father John Kennedy, who made money from commodity trading and real estate investing.
2. George Washington (580 million dollars)
He was an industrialist and entrepreneur. He sat up his own distillatory for making alcohol. Moreover he owned more than 8000 acres of land. President Washington estimated worth in today’s dollars is 580 million $.
3. Thomas Jefferson (234 million dollars)
He was third president of United States. His net worth was 234 million $. He inherited vast fortune but ended up in debts, in later part of his life.
4. Theodore Roosevelt(138 million dollars)
He owned 138 million dollars. He was born to prominent and wealthy New York family and became 26th U.S. president.
5. Andrew Jackson(131 million dollars)
Andrew Jackson was 7th president of United States. He owned 640-acare plantation called hermitage situated near Nashville. He was among first three investors who founded Memphis.
6. James Madison (112 million dollars)
112 million dollars president Madison after inheriting some land from his father, he eventually owned 5000-acres. He became the largest land owner of Orange County, Virginia.
7. Lyndon b. Johnson. (108 million dollars)
After inheriting small piece of land, in Texas, he eventually built it up into expensive 1500-acre ranch. His wife also owned radio and TV station in Austin, Texas.
8. Herbert Hoover (82 million dollars)
A mining engineer by profession amassed huge stakes in different mining companies.
9. Bill Clinton ( 75 million dollars)
He unlike other presidents, Clinton didn’t inherited family fortune. He made his fortune during his tenure as Arkansas Governor and later as President. He also received 15 million$ advance for his autobiography in 2005. President Clinton is one of the highest paid keynote speakers.
10. Franklin D. Roosevelt (66 million dollars)
32nd President of United States owned 66 million dollars. Like other wealthy U.S. presidents much of his fortune was inherited.